You smash waste record
A massive thank you has gone out to all Boston borough residents - for the first time EVER they have recycled more than they sent to landfill.
Figures just released for June show that 1,154.3 tonnes of waste was recycled against 1,153.8 tonnes sent to landfill.
The recycled total included garden waste, which gets turned into compost.
Cllr Mike Brookes, Boston Borough Council's portfolio holder for waste services, said: "Words cannot express how thrilled I am by this news. It is an amazing achievement and demonstrates that we are all going in absolutely the right direction.
"I want to say a massive thank you to everyone in the borough who has contributed to this. It is so gratifying to know that people are being really conscientious about how they deal with their waste."
Brown wheelie bins for garden waste are still available from the borough council at the bargain one-off price of £25 each. Unlike many other authorities the garden waste collection service is free once a brown bin has been purchased.
A total of 13,000 have now signed up to receive the brown bin collection and there are npw 13,500 brown bins in the borough.
If you don't already have a brown bin and would like to purchase one, or would like an additional brown bin, you can order one and pay online at www.boston.gov.uk using the "waste and recycling" tab or phone 01205 311112.
The fortnightly garden waste kerbside collection service will continue into
November, saving scheme members the many journeys they make carting garden waste to the tip.
Since the popular scheme was introduced almost 4,000 tonnes of waste which would have otherwise gone to landfill has been turned into useful compost.